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May 3, 2022
ASSERTING EMOTIONS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY: TOWARD EXPERIENCE SCORING
By Charles-Alexandre Delestage & Willy Yvart Virtual reality has already met art and culture in its recent growth. Emotions, as an important part of...
April 12, 2022
INTERNALIZING PRODUCTION COST AND CHANGES OF TASTES: MORE RECENT THEATRE PLAYS FEATURE FEWER ROLES
By Sacit Hadi Akdede, Victor Ginsburgh and Aynur Uçkaç  We all know the big productions of older classical theatre have full imposing casts yet...
March 29, 2022
DOES COPYRIGHTS INCREASE CREATIVITY? LESSONS FROM ITALIAN OPERA DURING THE NAPOLEONIC AGE
By Michela Giorcelli and Petra Moser Copyrights establish intellectual property rights in creative goods, from literature and science to images, film, and music. This...
March 15, 2022
HOW TICKET PRICES TO SWEDISH OPERA HOUSES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY EXCLUSIVE
By Staffan Albinsson Ambitions for social inclusion have guided the publicly funded opera houses and symphony orchestras since the early twentieth century. However, this...
March 1, 2022
GEOGRAPHIES OF FLOWERS AND FLOWER POWER: DO ARTS AND ECOLOGY AFFECT POLITICAL BEHAVIOR?
By Annie Tubadji and Valentina Montalto In a moment of raising inequalities and high political discontent magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes of...
February 15, 2022
GLOBALIZATION AND THE RISE OF ACTION MOVIES IN HOLLYWOOD
By Shi Qi and Tin Cheuk (Tommy) Leung What has caused the influx of superheroes such as The Avengers and The Justice League in...
February 1, 2022
REALITY VS. EXPECTATIONS: WHY WOULD ARTISTS FAVOUR FREE STREAMING?
By José Aly Tovar Before the start of the 2000s the music business was in a bonanza thanks to the massive revenues that it...
January 18, 2022
WHAT IS THE CREATIVE INFLUENCE OF TEACHERS? EVIDENCE FROM MUSIC COMPOSITION SINCE 1450
By Karol Jan Borowiecki Ideas are fundamental for the production of any creative output, whether in the arts, science or business. However, because ideas...
January 4, 2022
LET’S DANCE ! MEASURING EFFICIENCY IN THE DANCE SECTOR
By María José del Barrio Tellado and Luis César Herrero Prieto Economic studies exploring dance have proliferated enormously recently, although they have failed to...
December 27, 2021
EconomistsTalkArt wishes you a happy holiday and a great new year 2022 !
By the Editorial Team We are grateful to all the researchers who have shared their excellent work through our blog, enabling us to bring...
December 21, 2021
BANDING TOGETHER: NEW COOPERATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PERENNIAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
By Amy Whitaker and Amber He Arts organizations can access economies of scope, overcoming some of the key challenges in managing costs, sharing risk,...
December 7, 2021
ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM FRAMEWORKS FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: THE CASE OF PORTO
By Miguel Neiva and Ellen Loots The ‘ecosystem’ notion is finding its way in the economic, management and policy literatures. In fact, in entrepreneurship,...
November 23, 2021
ANONYMOUS ART AT AUCTION: LOOKING AT THE “UNBRANDED” AND THE “OUTDATED”
Anne-Sophie V. Radermecker For once, roles are reversed and this is art historians talking cultural economics. The goal of this book, at the intersection...
November 23, 2021
Economy Bytes
The special issue New Forms of Finance and Funding in the Cultural and Creative Industries of the Journal of Cultural Economics explores the recurring...

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November 9, 2021
DOES THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE DANCER MATTER IN MODERN DANCE?
By Rachel Lau and Brooke Krause Audience members are willing to spend more time watching modern dance, and pay more for tickets, when they...
October 26, 2021
CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET FOR MEANING
By Yu-Yu Chang, Jason Potts, and Hui-Yu Shih Cultural commodities, whether goods or services, are vehicles for conveying cultural and creative content. Consumers perceive...

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